Barcelona a bohemian way of live it - DOC by marcusjames


Barcelona a bohemian way of live it

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The Raval Quarter is one of the most bohemian areas of Barcelona but also
a wonderful blend of the old and the modern.

hostal, hostel, barcelona

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One of its points of interest is the MACBA, i.e. Museu d’Art Contemporani
de Barcelona (Plaça del Angels 1, , open Monday to Wednesday and
Friday 11am to 7.30pm, Saturday 10am to 8pm, and Sunday 10 am to 3 pm,
ticket 4€, Metro 1 Red or 2 Violet, Universitat station) constructed by
Richard Meier. The art collection is mainly from the second half of the
20th century, but the museum often hosts some contemporary art

Near the museum there’s the CCCB, i.e. Centre de Cultura Contemporania de
Barcelona (C/ Montalegre 5, open Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 8pm, Metro 3
Green, Liceu station), a multidisciplinary institution that organises and
hosts plenty of events: exhibitions, concerts, shows, cinema festivals,
courses, debates, lectures.

Last but don’t least you can’t miss the famous Mercat de la Boqueria
(, an enchanting explosion of colours! The market stalls
are full of fresh vegetables, fruit, meat and fish that come from every
part of the world.

Near the Mercat we find the Liceu Opera House, considered by many to be
one of the finest opera houses in Europe along with the Scala of Milan.
In 1994 it tragically burned to the ground and was therefore rebuilt
expanding the facilities while conserving the original façade.

At the end of the Rambla stands the Columbus Monument. Built on the
occasion of the Universal Exposition of 1888, it has become one of the
identifying symbols of the city.

In this area you can easily find very nice guest houses, that in Spanish
are called Hostal or hostales, not to be confused with hostels or youth
hostels. Hostal is a typical family run pension or guest house where you
will be accommodate in a Spanish house, with a private room. Breakfast is
not always served nor included in the price. Nevertheless, guest houses
(hostales) average prices range from 25-40 euros per person, which is
quite good! Here some good one you can easily find in Barcelona: Barna
Hostal B&B, Sleepy Beds B&B and guest house, BCN Dreams Guest house,
Somnio Hostal, Barcelona Residence, Corsega Apartment, Agua Alegre
Hostal, Que Tal Guest house. For nice youth hostels that in Spanish are
called albergues de la juventud in Barcelona try Pere Tarres youth
Hostel, Residencia Universitaria San Marius hostel, La Trajinera youth

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